Mercer County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Mercer County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,331.[1] Its county seat is Harrodsburg.[2]

Mercer County
Mercer County Courthouse in Harrodsburg
Mercer County Courthouse in Harrodsburg
Map of Kentucky highlighting Mercer County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°48′N 84°53′W / 37.8°N 84.88°W / 37.8; -84.88
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forHugh Mercer
Largest cityHarrodsburg
 • Total253 sq mi (660 km2)
 • Land249 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Water4.5 sq mi (12 km2)  1.8%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density86/sq mi (33/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 25, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.